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How to Decorate a Vacation Home

A vacation home provides a great escape for quality time with family and friends. However, with the kids home from school, relatives stopping by and friends staying over, it’s important to make a summer house comfortable and safe for everyone’s enjoyment. Decorating and prepping a second home for entertainment and relaxation can be an afterthought. Interior designer and SANUS® brand ambassador, Genevieve Gorder, offers savvy decor tips to spruce it up, maximize space and address safety concerns.


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Genevieve’s Tips:

  • Optimize Space by Mounting Televisions

o    Mount TVs in every room to create valuable space on top of furniture for a clean look

o    With a complete line of mounts including full-motion, tilting and fixed position, SANUS mounts are ideal for any interior design layout and any size room

o    With kids around the house, mounting a TV helps prevent accidental bumping or tipping

  • Decorate with Livable Furniture

o    Create a cozy space with relaxation in mind—choose inviting, comfortable furniture

o    Hide away extra seating and throw pillows to easily accommodate any amount of guests

o    Ensure fabrics and pillows are machine washable, in anticipation of spilled wine and food

  • Embrace a Theme

o    Whether a log cabin or beach retreat, decorate the home in relation to the location

o    Adorn walls with framed maps of local interests

o    Don’t fill every nook and cranny, keep it simple and enjoy the openness

  • Create a Poolside Oasis

o    Install a TV using an all-weather SANUS mount and add cabana-style seating to create a resort-style patio

o    String twinkling lights around the pool for a dazzling effect for nighttime entertaining

o    For kid-friendly parties, install a self-closing safety gate or use a temporary fence that can be easily added or removed, for parties with or without children


All SANUS mounts are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, which impose rigorous requirements.


SANUS TV wall mounts are available at Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart stores, as well as audio and video retailers nationwide.

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